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TOPIC: Pip walking distance?

Pip walking distance? 7 months 2 weeks ago #170095

Hi, Just a quick question. I'm looking through the pip guide regarding the moving around question as I've never needed to claim the mobility element before and to be honest I'm a bit lost.
I'm mostly ok walking around the house so I'm ok walking 20 metres unaided , but I need my stick to walk any further.
I worked out that I cannot walk more than about 100-150 metres without having to stop and rest/sit due to increasing loss of feeling in my legs and foot drop. I use a walking stick and also need my partner to hold onto after about 30-50 metres.
But I'm still not sure which descriptors apply to me , what points I could receive or even what box to tick.
I think either its way to complicated or I've read it so many times that my brain is fried.

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Pip walking distance? 7 months 2 weeks ago #170103

Hi June,

If you don't feel that any of the boxes reflect your situation, then leave them blank and explain in the text box.

You must be able to accomplish any activity reliably -

• Safely – in a fashion that is unlikely to cause harm to themselves or to another person.
• To a necessary and appropriate standard – given the nature of the activity.
• Repeatedly – as often as is reasonably required.
• In a timely manner – in a reasonable time period.

Think about why you need to hold onto someone after 30-50m. Without that help, would you still be able to walk safely and reliably?
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Pip walking distance? 7 months 2 weeks ago #170104

If you need assistance at about 30m I think you would meet descriptor

d. Can stand and then move using an 10
aid or appliance more than 20 metres
but no more than 50 metres.

However if you can not get 20 m without the onset of pain & discomfort , can only do it about more than twice the time of a average person or cannot repeat it you could meet descriptor

e. Can stand and then move more than 12
1 metre but no more than 20 metres,
either aided or unaided.

some ide3a of speed time is here


Anecdotally it is said that a policeman on the beat, strolling along, walks at 2.5 mph (1.12 metres per second) and a soldier, quick marching, quick marches at 5 mph (2.24 metres per second).

Research on Road Traffic (HMSO 1965) found average walking speed of adult pedestrians on level ground was about 3.4 mph (1.52 metres per second) and the age and sex influence walking speed.


mph metres per sec

Under 55 M 3.7 1.65

Over 55 M 3.4 1.52

Under 50 F 3.1 1.39

Over 50 F 2.9 1.30

Woman with small child 1.6 0.72

Children over 6 and 2.5 1.12
under 10

Adolescents 4.0 1.79

Walking speeds found by the Road Research Laboratory equate to the following times which will be taken to cover 100 metres:

Male under 55 at 1.65 metres per second – 1 min 0.6 secs.

Male over 55 at 1.52 metres per second – 1 min 5.8 secs.

Female under 50 at 1.39 metres per second – 1 min 11.9 secs.

Female over 50 at 1.3 metres per second – 1 min 16.9 secs.
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